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The Midnight Line Audiobook

The Midnight Line: Jack Reacher, Book 22

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer, too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she's OK, he'll walk away. If she's not...he'll stop at nothing.

He's still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don't get in his way.

©2017 Lee Child (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    Simon 07/11/2017
    Simon 07/11/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Reacher's Fine Lines"

    Right from the opening this book promised to deliver a classic, back to basics Reacher experience. Whether it actually does or not will be questioned by some I am sure due to it's slightly more sedate nature.

    It all begins when Reacher detects an injustice, a pawned West Point officer's ring and resolves to check the back story. He's in the middle of nowhere, anonymous towns and places. He quickly sets about finding the truth in his own inimitable way. Child delivers with those short, sharp staccato sentences that despite their design deliver Reacher blunt trauma in bruising fashion. The narration is that classic gravelly drawl which just epitomises the immutable Jack Reacher and his world.

    There are indeed a lot of highlights in the book including some classic Reacher negotiations . . . you know how most of them go! There is classic Reacher analysis and diagnostics, some cracking dialogue and I particularly enjoyed Reacher and a PI discussing entering an abandoned house. In many ways this story more than most highlights the golden heart that beats inside Jack's massive and rough looking frame.

    If there is one thing missing from this story it is that for me the bad guys never quite step up to the mark. The best Reacher stories have all the investigation set against a constant level of threat from whoever he has set himself against. In this one they don't really manage that meaning that by the standards of this series there is less real tension and excitement. As a result some of the book feels a little staid.

    All of that said this is still very enjoyable Reacher and I'm a fanboy so it gets five stars because I love the direct writing style, at once both sharp and quick yet delivering that blunt trauma experience. Although I strongly suspect some Reacher fans might find this one a little sedate in large patches.

    For me though Jack's still the best of his kind - the book version of course!

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 23/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed!"

    Probably the poorest yet. I found hard work in places and it just fizzled out

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J Chappell 09/11/2017
    J Chappell 09/11/2017
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    "Not as good a story "

    a good listen but plot felt bitty and spun out but still worth a listen for Jack Reacher fans

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    paul hick 08/11/2017
    paul hick 08/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the best Reacher but full of suspense."

    The story is somewhat predictable and Reacher is not in enough jeopardy compared with others.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nev 18/11/2017
    Nev 18/11/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "not his best work
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    This is one for the dedicated Reacher fans - much of a muchness and quite predictable

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nick 17/11/2017
    Nick 17/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Not his best work"

    normally a big Jack Reacher fan, but this book seemed a little thin on action.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rob 05/12/2017
    Rob 05/12/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Reacher, a man for all occasions"

    I love the Jack Reacher series but was worried that it had lost its way, this story however brings the series back on track!

    We see a different side to Reacher and more about him than his fists.

    A good read, i look forward to the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James 21/11/2017
    James 21/11/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Good traditional Reacher plot"

    I liked the pace and build of the storyline, although I felt it lacked the edge-of-my-seat excitement of the early Reacher stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alkes 13/11/2017
    Alkes 13/11/2017
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    "Disappointing"

    Thankfully this isn't the 1st Reacher book I have read and I did not miss out on all the excellent books before this one. I wouldn't have tried a second one if this had been my first.

    Not a book I would recommend to a friend

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsty Caffrey 10/11/2017
    Kirsty Caffrey 10/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Reacher still does it for me!"

    Love all the Reacher books. His actions have mellowed in line with his age but he's still the guy I'd want if I was ever 'up the creek'!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Another great book by Lee Child"

    Another great book by Lee Child.
    Really liked the story. Can't wait for the next one

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  • Lawrence Shelton
    10/12/17
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    "Jack Reacher is back! "

    Reacher is back to his incredible self, enjoyable from start to finish. A character like no other.

    Lee Child manages to hold the attention of the reader with the simplest details. Pulling the reader in, painting a detailed picture, all without the need for multiple story arches, overly complex relationships or new character introductions.

    Simple, brutal, real, thoughtful - all words to describe this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Danni Higgins
    05/12/17
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    "Don’t waste your time"

    Terrible narrative.
    This is probably a great book but I can’t get past the narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jen Marot
    25/11/17
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    "Disappointing!"

    Not up to standard. Repetitive and lacking in suspense. Narrator's monotonous and singsong presentation distracting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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